Fiji: Trade Unionists detained by police

Author: Radio New Zealand, Published on: 6 May 2019

"Fiji trade unionists detained", 1 May 2019 

Several Fiji trade unionists have been detained by police...ahead of planned worker protests...

The Secretary General of the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) Felix Anthony said the detained unionists included the general secretaries of the Fijian Teachers Association and the Fiji nurses' union and the Lautoka industrial officer of the National Union of Workers.

Mr Anthony said they had been questioned over the FTUC's call for a nationwide protest...

"Fiji boasts ... of being a democracy, respecting human rights and here we have the police actually intimidating union leaders, members of the unions and trying to instil fear in them and this is an abuse of power of the police," Mr Anthony said.

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